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Renfrewshire Retrofit - Achieving Best Value

Posted by: Laura on June 04 2019 | Tagged: New projects, Industry News

Renfrewshire Council is working with John Gilbert Architects and the BRE in Scotland to order to develop our Home Energy Efficiency Programme Area Based Schemes, known as HEEPS ABS programmes. The work is based on ‘real-life’ monitoring of properties leading to guidance and support in improving and developing the Council’s design and specification for our external insulation programmes.

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A&DS Launch online materials resource

Posted by: Laura on April 25 2018 | Tagged: New projects, Industry News

Sustainable building materials ranging from sheep’s wool insulation to Scottish timber, and natural insulation to breathable paints all feature in a new online resource for construction professionals, architects, builders and home owners.

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Briefing paper on Each Home Counts Report with reference to domestic energy efficiency retrofit

Posted by: Laura on January 11 2018 | Tagged: New projects, Industry News

The long awaited Each Home Counts (EHC) Report (the Bonfield Review) was published in December 2016. This report provides a summary of the recommendations of the report and how this might be used to shape future policy and legislation in Scotland and the wider UK.

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As Ur - Renovating Empty Croft Homes

Posted by: Laura on September 27 2016 | Tagged: New projects, Retrofit Scotland News

As Ur is a project designed to renovate empty croft homes across the Outer Hebrides. There are approximately 1000 in various states of disrepair to ruin. The aims of ‘as new’ are to bring homes back into use, and make them ultra-energy efficient so that they play a role in reducing fuel poverty for those living in them.

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Design for Dementia

Posted by: Katy on July 14 2016 | Tagged: New projects, Industry News

Changing demographics, an ageing population, growing pressures on health and social care services, and a national housing shortage, make for an interesting mix of challenges which touch all elements of society and industry sectors. This has led to greater focus being placed on designing, refurbishing and creating dwellings which can support occupants at every stage of their lives, and through illness and changes that are part of the ageing process.

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